Bottega Louie brings European panache to the streets of LA with a delicious contemporary Italian menu. Opt for the Farmers Market Breakfast at their weekend brunch, a platter of poached eggs, vegetables and parmesan, or relish small plates of raspberry beignets or portobello fries. Complement your meal with something from their extensive beverage list; flavored soda, beer, juices, lattes or heady cocktails to name a few. The sprawling high-beamed space is decorated with crisp white walls and marble counter tops for a classy, East Coast feel, and exudes an understated elegance. Head to the deli for food to go, as well as inspiration to experiment in your own kitchen.
Porto's Bakery is a family owned bakery and sandwich shop that extremely popular with locals and tourists alike. Don't let the long lines phase you, they move quickly and the service is friendly and fast. There is a wide selection of bakery items, including breads, cookies, cakes and any pastries you can dream of. There are also amazing sandwiches, both traditional Californian and Cuban sandwiches. Everything is moderately priced and delicious!
The flagship of this charming chain looks and feels as good as ever. Designated as a State Point of Historical Interest, this is the first Bob's Big Boy! Take a moment to admire the huge Big Boy statue before you head inside this child-friendly spot. Enjoy classic American diner food that feels like the type of dishes Fonzie would approve of. There is even car-hop service on the weekends. Friday night brings loads of car enthusiasts showing off their hotrods.
Established in 1946, only a well-worn spot could offer such specialties like steak with all the trimmings. Forget the diet, you're eating well tonight. Right across from the Warner Bros Studios, the most famous item on this menu isn't meat related—it's the cheesy garlic bread. Try the early bird specials for a great discount. No matter when you arrive, however, you'll get a great meal that is worth the price.
Locals trek to Coral Cafe day and night for the wide selection of inexpensive food. Open 24 hours, it is the perfect for lunch or stopping by after a night at the bars or clubs. The simple layout and sparse decorations may not add to the ambiance, but it creates a mom-and-pop feel. Make sure to order the tortilla soup, topped with a mound of cheese, it's simply one of the best soups in the city. Coral Cafe also has a great breakfast menu.
Since Lawry's The Prime Rib specializes in prime rib, come with a hearty appetite. Seat yourself in the elegant dining room complete with polished mahogany and art decorated walls. Choose from the different cuts of prime rib available. Go for the Diamond Jim Brady cut—all prime rib dinners are served with salad, mashed potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, fresh whipped cream, horseradish, and a choice of vegetable. Make sure you arrive in formals.
Alexander's Steakhouse is the place to be for an enjoyable experience. Its elegant interiors, peppered with warm colors, wood paneled floors and rustic tones, creates the perfect atmosphere for a laid-back meal with family and friends. With a star-studded lineup of chefs, one should expect nothing short of a tantalizing experience at this restaurant. Take your pick from the signature varieties of American and Japanese charred meats, like the aurora angus steak and the kagoshima wagyu, and wash it down with a succinct red wine. Walk in during the special "social hour" for a shot of unique, yet delectable varities of steak.
This classic bar and grill was previously known as the Holly Street Bar & Grill. The room you first enter is beautiful, clean and very welcoming but it is recommended that you ask for the patio seating if it's available. Little Italian lights make you feel like you're on vacation. The kitchen serves up an appetizing array of food, from glazed pork chops to seared ahi tuna to delicious chickens and meats. The wine list is full of excellent choices, some of which are very fairly priced. This is a great, romantic date place.
The Happy hours are priced $7 for selected and one of the best food and drinks from Monday through Friday.
Teppanyaki (a famous Japanese dish in which flat iron plates are used for grilling) is the main feature of this eatery located in the Paseo Colorado mall. Meat (beef, chicken and pork) and seafood are tossed with other fresh ingredients to create flavored dishes. Savor these preparations as you watch the master chefs put on a show for you. The restaurant also offers sushi and sashimi.